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Mrs. Gubitz from New Orleans LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

School's Lowest Readers Needs More Books to Improve

My students need 75 books at a variety of reading levels to meet their specific learning needs.

  • $612 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 7th and 8th graders struggling to read at the K-1st grade level. Each morning they attend a 90 minute literacy block focused entirely on raising their reading levels 1.5 years in one year. We are already on our way as I see improvement with each passing day!

My students are a small group of 7th and 8th graders.

They are scholars at a brand new takeover charter school that took the place of what last year was the 2nd lowest performing elementary school in our city in Louisiana. We are the lowest level literacy class in the middle school and we all receive special education services. Our negative behaviors increase and our motivation decreases in other classes as we struggle to access material at such a higher level than our current functioning. Each day we work on sight words, phonics, and guided reading because the good news is we all are motivated to read better. We want to improve and work hard everyday so that we can reach our goals.

My Project

Our guided and independent reading library is very small due to the limited number of books available in a middle school that are on the K-1 reading level. Guided and independent reading is a huge component of a balanced literacy program. We need to motivate our students to take books home, to read each day, and to challenge themselves through books. These books will drastically increase the selection in out library and help the students reach their reading goals. Included are some of the top children's' books like The Giving Tree, The Hungry Hungry Caterpillar, and a variety of Dr. Seuss books. These will grasp my students' interest and keep them reading.

If you cannot read past the 1st grade level it is extremely difficult to be successful in middle and high school.

These students already have learning challenges based on their IEPs, we need to provide them with the tools they need in order to be successful. They need to improve their reading, they want to improve their reading, and I am committed to making this happen!

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Mrs. Gubitz
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Katie Did It Becky Bring McDaniel, Richard Hoit (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! (Bright and Early Books Series) Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
I Had a Hippopotamus Hector Viveros Lee • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
Circus Fun Margaret Hillert • Barnes and Noble $4.36 1 $4.36
Thomas And The School Trip Owain Bell • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Arthur and the Double Dare (Arthur Chapter Books Series #25) Marc Brown, Stephen Krensky, Kathy Waugh • Barnes and Noble $3.62 1 $3.62
Who Will Be My Friends? (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Syd Hoff, Syd Hoff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! Lucille Colandro, Jared Lee (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Chilly Charlie Dana Meachen Rau, Dana Meachen Meachen Rau, Martin Lemelman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
The Letters Are Lost Lisa Campbell Ernst, Lisa Campbell Ernst (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Henry and Mudge Get the Cold Shivers (Henry and Mudge Series #7) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Brand-new Pencils, Brand-new Books Diane deGroat, Diane deGroat (Illustrator), Diane de Groat (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $1.89 1 $1.89
Who Hops? Katie Davis, Katie Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
I Just Forgot (Little Critter Series) Mercer Mayer • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Clifford's Kitten Norman Bridwell, Norman Bridwell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
The Missing Mitten Mystery Steven Kellogg, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Dot & Jabber and the Big Bug Mystery Ellen Stoll Walsh • Barnes and Noble $12.17 1 $12.17
Day We Met You Phoebe Koehler, Phoebe Koehler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
The Paperboy Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Love You Forever Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas (Henry and Mudge Series #26) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge: The First Book Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble (Henry and Mudge Series #2) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge under the Yellow Moon (Henry and Mudge Series #4) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Mortimer Robert N. Munsch, Michael Martchenko (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together Mary Ann Hoberman, Michael Emberley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Get Up and Go! (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Diane Greenseid (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Mama Don't Allow Thacher Hurd, Thacher Hurd (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Listening Walk (Let's-Read-and-Find-out Science Book) Paul Showers, Aliki (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
My Monster Mama Loves Me So Laura Leuck, Mark Buehner (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
A Hat for Minerva Louise Janet Morgan Stoeke • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Oh, Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone? Iza Trapani, Iza Trapani (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.79 1 $6.79
I'm Not Scared! Jonathan Allen, Jonathan Allen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
The Very Busy Spider Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.03 1 $15.03
Missing Tooth: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 3 Book) Joanna Cole • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Harriet and the Roller Coaster Nancy Carlson • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Remy Simard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Hop on Pop Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Fox in Socks Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
The Shape of Me and Other Stuff (Bright and Early Books Series), Vol. 16 Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
There's a Wocket in My Pocket! (Bright and Early Books Series) Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (A Beginner Book Series) Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
The Eye Book Theo. LeSieg, Theodore Le Sieg, Joe Mathieu (Illustrator), Joseph Mathieu (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
Great Day for Up! Dr. Seuss, Calder, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Gerald McBoing Boing Dr. Seuss • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
The Foot Book (Bright and Early Books Series) Dr. Seuss, Dr Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
I Am Not Going to Get up Today! James Stevenson, James Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Dr. Seuss • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? (Bright and Early Books Series) Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Arthur's Nose (Arthur Adventures Series) Marc Brown, Marc Tolon Brown (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.94 1 $12.94
Arthur's TV Trouble (Arthur Adventures Series) Marc Brown, Marc Tolon Brown, Breathed • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Arthur's First Kiss Marc Brown, Marc Brown (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Arthur's Reading Race: (Arthur Adventures Series) Marc Brown • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Arthur's Lost Puppy (Arthur Adventures Series) Marc Brown • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Arthur and the School Pet (Step into Reading Series) Marc Brown • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
D.W., Go to Your Room! (Arthur Adventures Series) Marc Brown, Marc Tolon Brown (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
The Teddy Bear David McPhail, David McPhail (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Clifford The Firehouse Dog Norman Bridwell • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Clifford The Big Red Dog Norman Bridwell • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Clifford's Day With Dad Norman Bridwell • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Clifford's Halloween Norman Bridwell, Norman Bridwell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Clifford: The Greatest Parade Norman Bridwell, Gene Hult (Editor), Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator), Ken Edwards (Illustrator), Segundo Garcia (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle, Leiggi • Barnes and Noble $15.03 1 $15.03
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Judith Viorst, Ray Cruz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Corduroy Don Freeman, Don Freeman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.27 1 $12.27
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble (Henry and Mudge Series #2) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days (Henry and Mudge Series #5) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night (Henry and Mudge Series #17) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Tall Tree House (Henry and Mudge Series #21) Cynthia Rylant, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.43 1 $9.43

Materials cost

$439.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$38.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$520.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.78

Total project goal

$611.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$611.85

24 Donors

-$611.85

Donations toward project cost

-$520.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$91.78

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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